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Coach Parks helping novice students through their first debate round at camp.

Episode 26: Strategic Negative Debating with Rob Parks Part II

Training Minds Ministry continues from its last podcast (Episode 25) with Rob Parks on Strategic Negative Debating. Strategic Negative Debating with Rob Parks Part II Download the MP3 Did you miss Part I? No problemo! Catch up here. NOTES: Tool #1: Impact and solvency. Tool #2: Specifics and vagueness. Tool #3: Find assertions and assumptions. […]

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Episode 25: Strategic Negative Debating with Rob Parks Part I

This 2014 recording is of Mr. Rob Parks, one of Training Minds Ministry’s main coaches for team-policy debate. The principles he gives in this lecture helps students prepare for efficient and affective negative debating. Strategic Negative Debating with Rob Parks Part I Download the MP3 NOTES: Every debater will be debating HALF the time on […]

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Episode 24: Advanced Analysis & Refutation with Vance Trefethen

This 2013 recording is of Vance Trefethen leading a lab with camp students learning advanced strategies for key analysis and refutation techniques. Advanced Analysis & Refutation with Vance Trefethen Download the MP3 NOTES: How debaters analyze evidence when it is entered into a round. Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know.” Five tips of […]

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Episode 23: Successful Debate Camps with Chris Jeub

Today’s HOST and GUEST are the same people! Chris Jeub isn’t running any debate camps this summer, but he gives THREE SECRETS that are most often overlooked from camps, and they can help you both RUN and JOIN the most successful debate camp this summer. Chris Jeub – Debate Camp in Orlando, Florida Download the […]

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Episode 22: Power of Persuasion with Isaiah McPeak

The following was a presentation by Isaiah McPeak, recorded at the 2013 Training Minds Camp at Point Loma University in San Diego. The topic was specifically on parliamentary debate, but Isaiah shares some incredible insights that can be useful to all debaters and speakers. Power of Persuasion with Isaiah McPeak Download the MP3 This presentation […]

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Episode 21: How to Make a Good Case Great

Chances are good that you have your cases written and ready to go, but with a little bit of attention applying the ideas given by Nationals Champion Matthew Erickson, you can push your case into the final rounds at your next tournament. Matthew Erickson on Making a Good Case Great Download the MP3 Here is […]

Coach Vance giving the "final showdown" at camp.

Episode 20: Vance Trefethen and NCFCA Midseason Surprises

Podcast #20 is Midseason Blue author and coach Vance Trefethen. There are several interesting surprises in this year’s NCFCA resolution on the Middle East. Vance explains in today’s episode. Vance Trefethen and NCFCA’s Midseason Blue Download the MP3 Vance Trefethen authored the Midseason Blue, of which the NCFCA version releases next week on January 15. The […]

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Episode 19: Vance Trefethen and Stoa Midseason Surprises

Podcast #19 is Midseason Blue author and coach Vance Trefethen. He has been working with students all over the country on both Stoa and NCFCA resolutions. This week Vance covers the Stoa resolution, the Midseason Blue available immediately. Vance Trefethen and Stoa’s Midseason Blue Download the MP3 Vance Trefethen authored the Midseason Blue, of which […]

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